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Game Day Pickles

When Adia told me we were doing a pickle recipe for our month of Madness, celebrating college basketball, I was OVER THE MOON. Salty, crunchy, and tart, I like me some pickles.

If you like pickles even a fraction of the amount I do, then you’re totally going to want to make these for your game watching/gastronomic pleasure. Just don’t watch March Madness with me because I’ll totally eat them all and leave you with none. Sorry, but I’m not sorry. 😉

Directions:

  1. Combine water, vinegar, salt and sugar in a medium sauce pan. 
  2. Bring to a boil until the sugar and salt dissolve. 
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  4. Place the cucumbers into jars (samples for sale here) and add the liquid, garlic and peppercorns. 
  5. Be sure there is enough brine (liquid) to cover the cucumbers completely. 
  6. Seal so the jar is airtight and refrigerate for one week. 
  7. Pickles will last for 4-6 weeks.
RECIPE FROM ADIA BENSON
Although her career took her to a kitchen, she has remained a sports fan and finds any opportunity to host friends and family around a game. She has worked for the likes of Thomas Keller, Martha Stewart and in culinary innovation for two years at gravitytank in Chicago. She currently lives in Lake Forest, IL with her fiancé, Alex, and puppy, Paisley, and works at Prime Publishing overseeing the production of culinary content for web platforms and testing recipes that will be published in cookbooks beginning in 2017.
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